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New York State Legislative Commission on Expenditure Review Budget Study Reports

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Budget study reports in this series typically include a summary of the organizational and funding structure of the agencies studied; program budgeting and cost levels; comparative information on similar programs; related issue papers; supporting documentation; and supplemental data. There are also summaries of legislative actions ("Green Book" studies) which provide fund/program name; appropriation increase/decrease; legislative statement of intent; actions taken to implement the legislative intent; and the budgetary effect of actions taken.
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1 cubic foot
Inclusive Dates:
1969-1986
Bulk Dates:
(bulk 1976-1977)
Series Number:
L0196

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of budget studies conducted by the Legislative Commission on Expenditure Review (LCER) when a "letter report" on a subject was made in lieu of a full program audit. The studies reflect the commission's responsibilities to analyze activities of agencies on a program-wide basis, and to evaluate their effectiveness, especially in regard to duplication of services. The series also includes two original source documents by the Joint Legislative Committee on Fiscal Analysis and Review which were the basis for establishing the LCER.

Reports in the series typically include: a summary of the organizational and funding structure of the agencies studied; program budgeting and cost levels; comparative information on similar programs extant elsewhere (often in other states); and copies of related issue papers, supporting documentation, and supplemental data.

Of special note are the detailed executive implementation summaries of legislative actions (known as "Green Book" studies). These summary tables give fund/program name; appropriation increase/decrease; legislative statement of intent; actions taken to implement the legislative intent; and the budgetary effect of actions taken to implement the intent.

The final folder in the series contains documents by the Joint Legislative Committee on Fiscal Analysis and Review. These include a copy of the minutes of a 1969 public hearing on the subject of performance review and legislative oversight, and a 1970 report containing information on the then newly formed LCER.

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A list of budget studies by subject is available at the repository.

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